It’s not too late to score tickets to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band for their concert in Virginia Beach tonight.
Bad weather from Tropical Storm Hermine prompted concert organizers to reschedule Springsteen’s performance, at Veterans United Home Loans Amphitheater, from Saturday, Sept. 3 to 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5. Tickets for tonight’s performance are still available, according to an email from a spokesperson for Live Nation. The box office opened at 10:00 a.m.
Ticketholders and fans took to Twitter over the weekend to commiserate about the 48-hour postponement, which moved the gig from the middle of a three-day holiday weekend to its final night, with the work week looming the next morning. Dismayed or grateful, frustrated or entrepreneurial, they tweeted about refunds, put tickets up for sale, and lamented that the decision to delay the show did not come sooner. One even complained about his lodgings in the city.
“3 days in a boring VB hotel room now,” tweeted a fan named Paul Clark, whose Twitter handle is @PaulyRamone and who said he had flown in from London. “It is what is. See ya Monday.”
Someone who tweets by the name of Rich Raffa, and whose Twitter profile says he is into classic rock and hails from North Carolina, tweeted a personal appeal to the Boss.
“Bruce please play in the afternoon!!! So many cant make the night show.”
Another fan, whose Twitter profile identifies him as John Schantz, put his general admission tickets up for sale Saturday after the announcement and then changed his mind, even after another fan contacted him on Twitter about buying them.
“Couldn’t do it,” Schantz tweeted. “We wavered. Plan is to stick around two more days and see the show #no regrets. Sorry.”
Fans who had tickets for the Sept. 3 concert but who cannot attend tonight’s show can get a refund from their point of purchase, Dee Larion, a spokesperson for Live Nation, said in an email.
But don’t delay. Ticketholders must seek a refund for their Sept. 3 tickets before 4 p.m. Monday, according to an email from Ticketmaster Fan Support. To do so, call Ticketmaster, 800-653-8000, or go online, to Ticketmaster.com.
Springsteen’s Monday concert comes at the end of a global tour, featuring live performances of “The River,” his 1980 double album. After Virginia Beach, he heads to Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Foxborough, Mass., where he caps the tour on Sept. 14, according to his website, brucespringsteen.net.
But it’s not like he plans to take it easy after that.
On Sept. 27, he’s launching his autobiography, “Born to Run,” which is being published by Simon & Schuster.
Note: This story has been updated to include additional information about refunds.